Iceland Winter Adventure Weekend
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An action packed weekend including some of the best adventure activities and pristine wildernesses in Iceland.
This Iceland winter adventure weekend has it all. Search for the infamous Northern Lights, power over the endless ice fields on the Langjökull glacier on snowmobiles, witness hot springs and waterfalls, explore the south coast with its impressive glaciers, stand on the ancient, rugged ice and even learn the basics of ice climbing.
This trip will include visits to the following Iceland must-see sites: Sólheimajökull glacier, Skógafoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall, & Langjökull glacier.
Day 1: Evening super jeep tour with an expert Northern Lights guide
Day 2: The Golden Circle and snowmobiling on the Langjökull glacier
Day 3: Glacier hiking and introduction to ice climbing on Sólheimajökull with stop at Skógafoss waterfall
Day 4: Sleep in and explore Reykjavik on your own, followed by a visit to the Blue Lagoon in the afternoon, (transfers and admission fee included).
Search for the Northern Lights in the comfort of a super jeep, go where the tour buses can not and learn all about this amazing show from an expert guide in a small group setting.
Everyone is flocking to Iceland in the winter in search for the Aurora Borealis and for good reason. This fascinating phenomenon, the northern lights, are a sight not soon forgotten and the people lucky enough to see a display will tell you why – they are completely mesmerizing. Given cloudless skies and a little bit of luck, sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights frost, the more vibrant & intense the colors will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.
The Golden Circle tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena. Our first stop is at the Þingvellir National Park 40 min due east of the city. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most historic sites as it was here that Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. From Þingvellir we head along gravel tracks toward the world-renowned geothermal area around the Geysir hot spring. This is the one spouting hot spring that all such phenomena on Earth are named after. From there we continue on to Gullfoss (“the Golden waterfall”) where your proximity to its edge is so close you can feel the spray of the glacial water on your face. Next we kick the action into higher gear to get even closer to Iceland’s nature and go for a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier.
Here is your chance to visit a glacier and not just any glacier, this trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue that is Sólheimajökull. It is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges accompanied by an experienced glacier guide. Along the way we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines, making sure you are very safe as you brave the heights. As we drive back to Reykjavik we will stop at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall.
Sleep in and explore Reykjavik on your own, followed by a visit to the Blue Lagoon in the afternoon.
NOTE: We reserve the right to alter the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.
Required: A valid driving license to drive the snowmobiles. Snowmobiles seat 2 persons.
Disclaimer: All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. The operator does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Dates & Rates
Price per person: from €638 (approximate conversion from ISK)
Price includes: Pick-up from Reykjavík, activities and admission to Blue Lagoon. Not included: Flights, lunch, dinner and accommodation.
Guaranteed departure dates: Thursday departures between 15th Sept – 15th April
Trip difficulty: Challenging (3 out of 5)
Group size: 8 persons per guide
Minimum age: 14 years
What to bring with you: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, bathing suit and a towel. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Iceland Winter Adventure Weekend
- Trip Code: AWA246
- Dates: Thursday departures Sept 2015 – April 2016
- Price: from €638
- Depart: Reykjavik, Iceland
- End: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Length: 4 Days
- Adventure: A multi-day action packed weekend in southern Iceland